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Hundreds line Main Street for Sweet Pea Parade

Published On: Aug 03 2013 06:00:08 PM MDT
BOZEMAN, Mont. -

Hundreds line Main Street in Bozeman for the annual Sweet Pea Parade Saturday morning.

The parade dates back to the first days of the festival in the early 1900's. It originally marked the start of Sweet Pea.

These days the parade begins with the kid's run.

It features dozens of floats, fire engines, music and dancing...and you'll still find a horse drawn carriage or two.

We talked to kids to find out why turn out every year to see the parade.

"I've been coming since I was little and it's just fun to come every year and it's just fun to do it with my friends," says Emma Hinds.

Johnny Wanders has been coming to the parade for five years.

"We usually do races and it's fun to watch the parade and see if we know anyone," says Wanders.

Jackson Hinds says he likes to go because it's fun. I asked him his favorite part about the parade.

"When the people throw candy," he told me.
Landon Waters tells me the candy is also his favorite part about the parade.

Birgen Schmidt says she like the floats.

"When they have the cars that were covered in plaster," explains Schmidt.